‘Unanswered questions’ about consulting the Voice if Australia goes to war
Sky News, 14 March 2023
There are “unanswered questions” surrounding the Voice over whether the proposed representative body will need to be consulted if Australia potentially goes to war, says former Victorian Liberal Party president Michael Kroger.
His comments come after Sydney barrister Brett Walker SC labelled arguments made against the proposed Indigenous Voice to Parliament model as “racist”.
“Do we have to consult the Voice if Australia is to go to war,” Mr Kroger told Sky News host Andrew Bolt.
“The Executive decides whether our country goes to war, but if the Voice is passed what it means is the Parliament and the Australian public do not need to be consulted, but you’ll have to consult the Aboriginal community about whether we go to war?
“That couldn’t be right – that couldn’t be the law in this country.
“Can they stop us going to war until there’s a High Court decision on that issue?”